Using ThinkPad T410 as a server

I’ve been using a QNAP NAS for a couple of years. For an appliance, it did a decent job. But after a long while, I realized that I actually don’t want an appliance: I want a proper Linux server. My immediate thought was to set up a Raspberry Pi-based server. Then I remembered that I still have a ThinkPad T410 stashed in a storage box.